4 April 2022
Minister for Education, Children and Youth
In a major milestone for the West Tamar community, work has officially begun on Tasmania’s newest government primary school in Legana.
Minister for Education, Children and Youth, Roger Jaensch, said Legana Primary School is an investment in the future of our learners in one of the state’s fastest growing communities.
“It’s an exciting day for many young families here in the West Tamar as we start early site works for Legana Primary School,” Minister Jaensch said.
“Over the last two years, our Government has been working in partnership with the West Tamar Council on joint acquisition of the land and consulting with the community on the master plan for the new school.”
The new school will include an oral health clinic onsite, before and after school care, kitchen garden and multi-purpose hall.
West Tamar Deputy Mayor Joy Allen said the Council is pleased to see some action on the site after a considerable amount of work has been undertaken behind the scenes.
“The community has been waiting to see the Legana Primary School take shape and we’re pleased to be working with the Tasmanian Government to develop this project for our residents,” Deputy Mayor Allen said.
The project will support local jobs during the construction phase.
Local contractor Andrew Walter Constructions has begun early site works for the new school including a temporary access road, car park and underground infrastructure.
A second construction package for the school will be tendered separately in coming months, with building construction works expected to begin later this year.
The Tasmanian Government continues to provide for record education infrastructure capital expenditure, with the total capital investment in the 2021–22 Budget and Forward Estimates increased to $271.8 million over four years.
For more information on the Department’s significant education infrastructure projects, visit www.education.tas.gov.au/about-us/infrastructure-projects/.